Meaning of backslap

back•slap

Pronunciation: (bak'slap"), [key]
— v., n. -slapped, -slap•ping,
—v.t.
  1. to subject to backslapping.
—v.i.
  1. to engage in backslapping.
—n.
  1. a hearty slap on the back given as a token of affability or congratulation: The bridegroom received many a warm handshake and backslap.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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